About the Green Lake:
A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.
Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous Green Lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.
How to get there
By Air: Sikkim doesnt have any airport, but the nearest Airport is Bagdogra (near Siliguri) in West Bengal, which lays only 125kms away from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim.
Bagdogra linked with cities like Delhi and Kolkata.
By Road: Sikkim can be reached through northern areas of West Bengal.
Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri are directly connected to Gangtok and other cities of the state.
Avoid traveling during the monsoon seasons.
Temporary problems may occur.
By Rail: The nearest Railways Station is New Jalpaiguri (near Siliguri), which is linked with Gangtok.
Gangtok has an extensive rail network with major Railway Stations in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi.
It is also linked with the cities of Northeastern India like, Guwahati.
Best time to visit: March -April & September - November
Major Attractions Nearby
Pemayangtse Monastery: It is over hill top at an elevation of 6840 ft. This monastery provides a remarkable panoramic view of the ranges of Himalaya and places around. Built in 17 century, this monastery is one of the ancient monasteries in Sikkim.
Tashiding Monastery: The most explored and an important monastery was established on top of a hill that comes out up among Rathong and Rangit rivers. The flagstones of this monastery are bounded by sacred mantras like Om Mane Padme Hum.
Dubdi Monastery: One of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, Dubdi monastery is set at the top of a hill near Yuksam. The routes to Dubdi pass through thick forests, scenic villages and awesome mountain ranges. This place is a paradise for bird viewers.
Zemu glacier: The largest and pictorial Zemu glacier is settled at the foot of the Kangchenjunga in the Sikkim Himalaya. It is one of the roots for the River Teesta.
Some Useful Facts
- You need to be very fit due to its elevation of 5050m.
- Foreigners are required to get permits for most of the routes in Sikkim.
- Make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places.
- All the waste should be disposed off away from the camping site.
- Prefer traveling in groups rather than moving alone.
- Do not pick plants or flowers and do not disturb wildlife.
Things to Carry
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Other Attractions To Visit
Mangan: It is the district headquarters of North Sikkim. A little and picturesque village is with flower patches, and lovely miniature gardens.
Lachung: The small town of Bhutias, Lachung has scattered villages. Explore monastery and handicraft centre. You can do fishing also.
Guru-Dongmar Lake: It is regarded as one of the holy lakes of Sikkim. People of Sikkim believe that, Guru Padmasambhava had touched this lake when he visited this place.